Antinus is an icon of homosexual worship. He was the pet, or homosexual lover, of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Antinus was posthumously deified and worshipped as a god in Eastern Greece and Western Latin, sometimes just as a hero. The sculpture shows him with a handsome face, perfect proportions, and an almost naked body. He has a snake wrapped around his left hand, which is exquisitely carved to the best of its beauty.